University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinical Research Analyst in our Geriatric Psychiatry – Dementia Rehab Department

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is the world’s leading rehabilitation research centre. We integrate innovative patient care, ground-breaking research, and diverse education to advance the science of rehabilitation. Toronto Rehab is a member of the University Health Network and is affiliated with the University of Toronto. Toronto Rehab has state of the art research facilities for the rehabilitation sciences. It is located in downtown Toronto, a livable and cosmopolitan city known for its diversity and vibrant academic community.

At Toronto Rehab, the Dementia Rehab group is working to improve the care of people living in long-term care during the pandemic by creating tools to guide the isolation and care-planning for dementia patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. In this project, we are seeking to understand the experiences of people working or caring for people live in long-term care in order to develop further tools to support care in this sector during the pandemic.

The role of the Clinical Research Analyst (CRA) is to assist the PI in conducting multiple research projects related to the care of the older adult and technology. This role will support general activities related to administration of a survey and interview of long-term care stakeholders about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be an integral part of a multidisciplinary research team. Responsibilities include: providing administrative and logistical support for the research projects; conducting literature searches/reviews for new proposals, as directed; assisting in developing recruitment strategies/materials, interview guides, and other related study materials; conducting interviews, ensuring transcription and assisting in qualitative analysis and interpretation of results; communicating with principal investigator, team members, and others to provide updates, receive feedback, and establish research goals, activities, and timelines; assisting with preparation of summary reports/draft manuscripts; may assist team members with preparing materials for proposals, progress reports, presentations, and publications; prioritizing and monitoring various study deadlines for their own work; providing other administrative support to projects as required.

At minimum, a Bachelor’s in health or social sciences research or a related field required; Master’s degree preferred
At minimum, one (1) year working in a research environment and/or an academic hospital
Familiarity with geriatrics, dementia, or long-term care (in research), preferred
Experience using statistical analysis and data management software applications, required
Experience with participant interviews and qualitative research methods required
Experience using statistical analysis and data management software applications
Knowledge of research regulations and guidelines, such as Tri-Council Policies
Excellent problem solving skills required
Excellent written and verbal communication skill
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
Proficiency in MS Office required
Ability to learn quickly and work independently
Ability to work under pressure and attention to detail
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

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